Burundi Coffee Giveaway + Harvest Update

Burundi Coffee Giveaway + Harvest Update

Coffee harvest has officially begun here in Burundi. By the end of our first day on Thursday, we had collected 4,200 kilograms of coffee cherry! The coffee was delivers by 160 coffee farming families. One third of the drying tables at our Bukeye washing station are already full. This time of year is a very …

Where to find Long Miles Coffee + Harvest

Where to find Long Miles Coffee + Harvest

Our inaugural crop has landed in the States and it is FOR SALE! More roasters will have it in stock in the coming weeks, but here is where you can find it now. Also, if you would like to check out a story I did about Harvest which is featured on Stellar, a great little app …

Bounty From Upcountry

Bounty From Upcountry

I love the quality and the volume of veggies we pile into the car while doing our roadside shopping on the way home from the LMCP washing station. It’s one of those things that is just special about Africa, and about Burundi.

Happiness Is My (New) Old Beat Up Land Rover

I’m not entirely sure why buying a car with only one working door, a ridiculously torn interior, a Flinstone-esk floor, a broken backseat and the roar of a tractor has made me so happy. This week, because of all our trips upcountry to work on the coffee washing station, we finalized the purchase of an …

“You, like, really LIVE here!”

Our lovely friends Brandon and Abby just departed from the shores of Africa after a two week stay with us. We have never laughed so hard or created so many  hilarious-only-to-us “one liners” in our whole lives. One of the lines that kept us laughing was courtesy of Abby. Every once and awhile (ok, daily) …

Featured: VSCO Film, One Day With Us

A few weeks ago I felt like I was living a blogger’s fairytale. This barely ever happens to us bloggers, by the way. Our lives consist of late night writing and anxious glances towards the comment box more than fairytale moments. But, I did have a Cinderella moment when the lovely people at VSCO asked …

There will be a book + I need your help

Telling you that there will be a book scares the pants off me. I’m telling you now, months before the it’s even close to being completed. Why am I doing that? Well, two reasons. FIRSTLY. Saying it, scratch that, TYPING IT OUT LOUD makes it real for me. I thought I could be one of those …

Underneath the coffee trees

I love it under the coffee trees. Don’t you? We’re off to the coffee hills again tomorrow. I’ll be photographing more of the harvest process and Coffee Guy will be talking with farmers and making sure the coffee cherries are being processed correctly . I can’t wait. Being among the coffee trees re-connects me with …

The Burundi Coffee Harvest

It’s harvest time here in Burundi and we decided to take the entire family into Burundi’s beautiful coffee hills to see it… and the film crew tagged along too. I don’t know if you will remember, but last year we didn’t see the harvest because we couldn’t get ourselves moved over here in time. It …

Behind the scenes with the film crew.

The Cooked In Africa film crew is back in town putting the final touches on the show. They are staying in our house, drinking all our coffee, and generally being a nuisance. Except that they are really not a nuisance at all. They play with our kids and make us laugh. It’s like having built …